Activities of Daily Living 101
Updated: Jan 26
What are Activities of Daily Living
ADLs is the abbreviation for Activities of Daily Living. ADLs is used to represent daily tasks or basic activities a person performs to care for themselves.
What are ADLs:
Bathing or showering
Getting into a Chair
Getting Out of a Chair
Getting into Bed
Getting out of Bed
Walking or Climbing Stairs
What are Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
IADLs is the abbreviation for Instrumental Activities of Daily Living. IADLs is similar to ADLs but these are not necessarily required daily. They are not a necessity to fundamental functioning.
What are IADLs
Using a phone
Using the Internet
Using Kitchen Equipment or Cooking Utensils
Going to Appointments
Taking Medication at Correct Time
Cleaning / Maintaining home
Managing Financial Accounts
Activities of Daily Living Checklist
Activities of Daily Living checklist is a tool for families to use to help in learning what assistance their loved one needs. To complete the checklist, add a mark next to each activity based on how much assistance your loved one needs performing that task.
Requires no Assistance
Requires Some Assistance
Oral, Hair, & Nail Care
Transferring From a Bed or Chair
Using a Phone/Internet
Using Public Transportation or Arranging a Ride
Cooking / Preparing Meals
Housework/Chores (Sweeping and Mopping, Dusting, Vacuuming, etc.)
Medication Management (Taking Medication at Correct Time, Managing Re-fills)
Finances (Budgeting, Writing Checks, Paying Bills, Avoiding Scams, etc.)
Home Care 4 Seniors
At Home Care 4 Seniors we can provide in-home care for your loved one and our caregivers can assist seniors with any Activities of Daily Living and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living.
Contact Home Care 4 Seniors at (214) 621-1969 today or visit us online for more information.